Originally Posted by dc_txtech
So *Colin Kaepernick came in and played well and Smith was benched for that reason.
Is that not Smith being benched for a reason?
Actually Kaepernick came in and played light out. He was just to hot to take back out of the lineup. This season Smith was third in QB rating when he got hurt, behind Manning and Aaron Rodgers. In his last full game he was 18-of-19 with three TDs. Before he was knocked out of the game against St. Louis, he was 7-of-8 with a TD. Three of his five interceptions this season came in one game -- against the New York Giants, the defending Super Bowl champs. He was 20-6-1 in the games he's started for Harbaugh. He's not flashy … but he wins. Last season he had six fourth-quarter comebacks, including the playoffs.
He wasn't benched he got hurt and the coach decided to go with the hot "hot hand".